Cara Brookins - Rise

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After I wrote Rise, I realized there was so much more I could do to motivate others to build a bigger future.

I want to blow the roof off your goals by insisting you do something impossible. The only way to change your path is to shock yourself and everyone around you into a bigger vision of who you are.

Want an impossibly BIG future? No excuses. No delays. No quitters. Let’s build something together! From conferences to parenting groups and corporations, my mission is to motivate attendees to build something big.

Book Cara

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Video: The French Adventures
Stage: UALR Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall

2017 Appearances & Events

(With More on the Way)

Rise Release! – Rise, How a House Built a Family — January 24th
TBA Chicago Event- — February 21-22nd
Governor’s Mansion Private Group- —Little Rock, February 24th
Clinton School of Public Service – Discussion & Signing- February 28, 6:00pm
Literary Festival – Little Rock, Arkansas — April 27-30th
OWFI – Oklahoma Writers Federation Keynote: Oklahoma City, OK — May 4-7
West TX A & M –West Texas Writers Academy Keynote: West Tx A&M — June 4-6
Thrillerfest –Thriller Writer’s Conference New York, New York — July 2-9
Bouchercon –World Mystery Convention, Toronto, Canada — October 11-15
Women Writers –C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference Keynote: Conway, AR — Nov 4th
Cara Brookins - Rise

Cara Brookins - Rise
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“Inspiring, heartwarming, heartbreaking, and occasionally terrifying, this is a story of triumph and of new beginnings. You may find yourself laughing, followed by tears or gasping in horror as this amazing family rise from the ruins of their old lives. A must read!”

~Joanie


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“Incredible, incredible story! Well written and riveting! Horrifying the terror this family had to go through, but so amazing how they were able to survive and then thrive. And I was most impressed with the kids’ attitudes during the build! Great job Brookins Family!!”

~Linda


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“I felt as if I was there in the room with her. A majority of the book is on rebuilding their lives, brick by brick. Showing that she has actually overcome the abuse of her past and risen like a phoenix from the ashes. This is a very uplifting read. I highly recommend it!”

~Shannon


 

Past Speaking Events

Tomah Middle School – Tomah, Wisconsin: February 9th
Heroic Public Speaking Live – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: February 15-17
UCA College Media Association Conference, Speaker – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: March 8
Social Media Marketing World – San Diego, California: April 17-19
Arkansas Writers Conference – Little Rock, Arkansas: June
Paragould Rotary Club – Paragould, Arkansas: June 8th
VidCon – Anaheim, California: June 23-25
ThrillerFest – New York, New York July 4-9
Killer Nashville, Nashville, Tn. August 18-21
White County Writers’ Conference, Speaker September
Bouchercon – New Orleans, Louisiana: September 15-18
Bouchercon – August 8-11 – Raleigh, North Carolina
Thrillerfest – Panel: Grim, Menacing, or Flirty – July 7-11, 2015 – New York City, New York
Arkansas Writers’ Conference – Speaker  & Judge – June 5-6, 2015 – Little Rock, Arkansas
Arkansas Literary Festival – Panel Moderator – April 25, 2015 – Little Rock, Arkansas
The Magic of Reading and Writing – Speaker – March 10, 2015 – Little Rock, Arkansas
University of Central Arkansas – Lecture – March 4, 2015 – Conway, Arkansas
Emporia State University – Lecture – February 4, 2015 – Skype
Bouchercon – Young Adult Panel – November 15, 2014 – Long Beach, California
Bouchercon – Lecture: Social Media Relationships – November 15, 2014 – Long Beach, California
School Group – Lecture: Creative Writing – November 13, 2014 – Little Rock, Arkansas
Killer Nashville – Panel: Social Media – August 21-24, 2014 – Nashville, Tennessee
Arkansas Writers’ Conference – Feature Speaker – June 6-7 – Little Rock, Arkansas
Arkansas SCBWI – Speaker – May 16-17, 2014 – Little Rock, Arkansas
OWFI – Speaker – May 1-4, 2014 – Norman, Oklahoma
School Group – Lecture: Writing a Book – April 10, 2014 – Little Rock, Arkansas
University of Arkansas at Little Rock – Speaker – March 17, 2014 – Little Rock, Arkansas
Village Writers’ Club – Feature Speaker – January 27, 2014 – Hot Springs, Arkansas
Heather Graham’s Workshop – Young Adult Panel – December 12-15, 2013 – New Orleans, Lousiana
Pen Women – Speaker – November 6, 2013 – Little Rock, Arkansas
Ozark Creative Writers – Speaker – October 10-12, 2013 – Ozark, Arkansas
Bouchercon – Young Adult Panel – September 19-22, 2013 – Albany, New York
Killer Nashville – Speaker – August 22-25, 2015 – Nashville, Tennessee
Thrillerfest – Panel – July 10-13, 2015 – New York City, New York
SCBWI – Speaker – June 7-8, 2013 – North Little Rock, Arkansas
Arkansas Writers’ Conference – Speaker – May 31-June 1, 2013 – Little Rock, Arkansas
Harlingen Book Festival – Keynote Speaker – May 11, 2013 – Harlingen, Texas
OWFI – Speaker – May 2-5, 2013 – Norman, Oklahoma
School Group – Speaker – April 12, 2013 – Little Rock, Arkansas